70th Anniversary - Growing into the future


2017 is a special year as the country celebrates its 150th Anniversary at the same time as the Grape Growers of Ontario celebrates our 70th Anniversary by “growing into the future”.  We are commemorating the occasion by capturing a sense of pride in our history and embracing future grape growing generations.

Activities for the 70th Anniversary will culminate with a grape grower family picnic on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at H.A. Staff Farms Ltd. in Jordan, ON, to celebrate our dynamic grape growing industry with fellowship, entertainment, food and, of course, wines grown and crafted by our members.

Join us in celebrating our history as we continue to ‘grow into the future’. Tickets are required so please watch for your formal invitation and complimentary ticket information being sent in the coming weeks. 
As part of the celebration we will link the past and present by re-creating this photo of the Niagara District Grape Growers taken in August 1921 at Grimsby Beach with our current grape growing family.
Our grower stories are remarkable, and have shaped our industry and its success. As 70th Anniversary celebration plans are underway, your Board of Directors encourages you to take a look through your family archives for any pictures and tidbits of history related to Ontario’s grape growers. Please contact Gillian if you are able to share any information with us at 905-688-0990 ext 224 or gillian@grapegrowersofontario.com.


Challenging All Ontario Grape Growers
Help celebrate the Grape Growers of Ontario's 70th Anniversary by beautifying your farm gate sign!

Be creative by decorating your grower sign, then snap a picture and submit it to the GGO by Friday, August 11, 2017 at 4:30 pm.

Pictures will be posted to the Grape Growers of Ontario Facebook page, and the first place winner will receive a $500 prize.

These metal sign are an attractive and effective way to promote your property, business and industry. They have a cool, vintage look and stand out beside your vineyard, and come in 2 sizes.

$245 – 24 ” x 30”

$270 – 2 4” x 36” – includes VQA Symbol

If you are interested in purchasing a custom sign, please complete the Grape Grower Sign Request Form.

Please fax this form to (905) 688-3211 or mail to the Grape Growers of Ontario, 1634 South Service Road, St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 6P9. All prices are subject to HST. If you have any questions, please call Gillian at (905) 688-0990 Ext. 224.



Our history was celebrated and shared in a special edition of Business Link Niagara, you can access the article by clicking on the image above!